Welcome back to By The Week. It looks like things HAVE gotten a lot more intense than last time. Let's see how.
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Aogiri's major plan is now completely in motion. The CCG has been housing high-ranked ghouls in a high-security prison (I can't remember the place's real name, so I'll just call it a Prison because this is what it sounds like. A jailbreak.) and Aogiri manages to break in and causes the biggest scene in the show so far. Not only that they manage to break out what looked like all the prisoners, it appears some of them had some grudges over the prisoners while another was a shocking hurdle that Amon apparently got through. So does Ayato, but the most mysterious (and intense) battle belongs to two sections. Kaneki and a rival of the late Rize's and the intense ghoul raid fight that Kotaro Amon and Akira Mado got roped in. Between these many battles, they will only escalate a lot further, but by how much?
After patching up some of the events from the last episode, this was really what Aogiri went for, but it sounds like Kaneki's true goal is somewhat involved with his own past as it seemed. Despite all of the pieces laid out, waiting to be solved in this scenario, it ended up being a very good episode on that end. There are more things to be considered, but hopefully this will end up being more of an awesome series from here onwards.
Welcome back to By the Week! Let's cut to the chase because I'm gonna need to get this out of my chest right now.
Disclaimer: This will mildly spoil the episode. To watch the episode in question, You can legally watch this via FUNimation.com or via Hulu provided that you're subscribed to either one (or when a week passes for those episodes to be available for free).
More is brewing, but a lot is already happening. We get some Aogiri action in the beginning in the form of the rescue of a nutcase that was a servant to someone. While there, a rumor about Kaneki eating the hostage's superior was popped up by the gourmet ghoul in the aftermath of the rescue (I could never remember that jerk-off's name). Meanwhile, Touka gets to visit the college that Kaneki used to attend since season one, before and after the tragic accident that turned him into a ghoul and looks interested, despite the fact that she's shaken about his change in teams, which poor Hinami is unaware about once a newscast about him surfaces. We also get the glimpse of an author of the rather suspicious books Kaneki and Hinami were reading in Season One.
This is actually having me on the edge of my seat about the non-Ainteku side of the ghouls. Since this is confirmed not to be based on the manga at all from here on, it adds even more mystery to the show for me. I want to see how farther things go here, provided that a new major battle might surface for Aogiri Tree, The Mysterious Ghouls and Kaneki.
Welcome back to By The Week! The third episode of Cute High Earth Defense Club LOVE has arrived and it looks like I fell in love with the series fully. (Well, damn.)
During the days of the preparation of a “Mr. World”-esque pageant that happens to be monthly, there's an ace ballet dancer who happens to be full of himself. So full of himself, that he's advertising his club in the worst way possible. While the Earth Defense Club find some funny and interesting ways to draw in their own possible voters, the Student Council chooses the next monster, whom becomes a Black Swan which has a low-key reference to both Rue Kuroha of Princess Tutu (whom references a raven instead, though) and someone in particular from Madoka Magica: The Rebellion Story due to its design.
In the aftermath of all of this, the humor was a step up from last episode and a lot more fun, questionable moments aside. While there is some background to the vices of some of the Earth Defense Club members, there's also the Narcissus reference from the Ballet Ace himself, but his case was the complete opposite of the lore. (Most likely the ones I read about in the Shin Megami Tensei games). It's being really fun so far and I hope that it gets more fun from here.
(Here's the correct one via TheDanceBuzz)
Welcome back to By The Week! Here, I continue on to the second episode of Tokyo Ghoul Root A and see what the tale will bring this time...
It appears that we're in the aftermath of the storm. While Aogiri is planning something mysterious, we get some development involving Ainteiku and the CCG. While the former is just resuming their business as usual with nothing out of the ordinary (except for a birthday, a suspicious invite and some college exams), the latter has a lot more going on. Amon gets to look after the daughter of Mado, his previous mentor and we get some small reveals on Aogiri's side afterwards. The biggest focus was on the CCG side due to their new members and the plans of hunting the Rabbit (Touka) and the Eyepatch (Kaneki) while doing some research about the aftermath of Binge Eater case from Season One.
As for how I feel about the development, it's pretty solid on the get-go and there were some moments that were fun (not every day that you get to ask a mentor out that happened to be your former superior's daughter.) I do get the feeling that Touka seems like she's escaping from something on her end from continuing her studies, but as it seems, something interesting may go down in the next episode after all of this.
I came across some info about this show via RocketNews24 about a comedy series about a quintet of Magical Guys. Yes, we got a Magical Girl parody show where the mains are all male. The premise did get some controversy involving target audiences in some sites, including AnimeNewsNetwork, but I thought it would end up being very fun despite being a 23-year old male. Turns out after two episodes...
Disclaimer: This will mildly spoil the episodes. Please watch the episodes in question starting with the first one via Crunchyroll.com.
“Cute High Earth Defense Club LOVE!” is about an sudden encounter by a strange animal at the school that warns five guys from a school club that's literally just a hangout about an evil force that's turning people that have lost their resolve or are in despair and turn them into monsters that plan to destroy or transform all of humanity. They end up being bound by a force that transforms the quintet into Magical Guys to take care of these monsters and restore the balance with the enhanced power of “Love”. Yes, you read that right. There's also a rival gang that's causing the trouble around the school.
I came in thinking that it won't be as funny, but I was relieved after seeing that the first two episodes were hilarious. The introductions to both groups were handled well and there were a lot of funny moments already. There are also references to the Sailor Moon and Pretty Cure franchises in terms of the character designs and some of their actions. Don't worry about having to see a bunch of Magical Girl shows before this since the show happens to be casual-friendly instead of being heavily referenced.
I hope this show ends up being one of the best comedy shows I've seen as this progresses. I know that's going a bit far since 2015 just started, but it's that fun to me.